These are the MPC we’ve all been waiting for. Both models look to represent a return to form from Akai, thanks to their standalone operation.
We’re used to quite a dominant presence from the inMusic brands at NAMM, with their usual spot being at the front of Hall A. However, this time, Akai and its sister brands were upstairs in a room all to themselves, which was invite only.
The standout edition is obviously the X, with its vast array of connectivity and control, but we’re sure the Live edition’s battery power option will attract interest from live performers.
Both units make use of the MPC 2.0 software and Akai looks to be on course to release its new production boxes in the next month or so.